I'm looking for some suggestions/recommendations with CPLD's and development software.
I'm new to CPLD's and a couple projects of mine will involve redesigning existing "though hole" hardware using a CPLD. I've researching some Xilinx products, and believe the 9500 series will do everything I need, as my needs really aren't that great. My only issue with the ISE software is I need to recreate all the TTL IC logic from scratch, which will prove to be very time consuming. I was hoping to find a design package that would already have existing "groups" of TTL logic designed so I won't have to take as much time with the schematic design and layout. For example in ISE it took me about15 minutes just to draw the logic to a 74LS245. Only took me 3 minutes to "wire" it up.
Any recommendations on other companies, other software and your experiences with them would be appreciated.
Thanks for your time.
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